By Harry Haywood,Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Mustering out of the U.S. military in 1919, Harry Haywood stepped right into a conflict that was once to final the remainder of his lifestyles. inside months, he came across himself in the midst of one of many bloodiest race riots in U.S. heritage and learned that he’d been battling the incorrect war—the genuine enemy used to be here at domestic. This booklet is Haywood’s eloquent account of coming of age as a black guy in twentieth-century the USA and of his political awakening within the Communist Party.
For all its cultural and ancient curiosity, Harry Haywood’s tale is additionally noteworthy for its enormous narrative drama. The son of folks born into slavery, Haywood tells how he grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, discovered his first task as a shoeshine boy in Minneapolis, then went directly to paintings as a waiter on trains and in eating places in Chicago. After scuffling with in France through the struggle, he studied tips to make revolutions in Moscow throughout the Nineteen Twenties, led the Communist Party’s circulate into the Deep South in 1931, helped to arrange the crusade to loose the Scottsboro Boys, labored with the Sharecroppers’ Union, supported protests in Chicago opposed to Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia, fought with the overseas Brigades in Spain, served within the service provider Marines in the course of international conflict II, and persevered to struggle for the fitting of self-determination for the Afro-American state within the usa till his dying in 1985.
This re-creation of his vintage autobiography, Black Bolshevik, introduces American readers to the little-known tale of a super philosopher, author, and activist whose existence encapsulates the fight for freedom opposed to all odds of the hot Negro iteration that got here of age in the course of and after global warfare I.
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Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood by Harry Haywood,Gwendolyn Midlo Hall